Where to begin? I have been overweight and have had an unhealthy relationship with food since I hit puberty. Like many of you, I have tried every diet plan known to man with little success, and then gained back the pounds lost and a few extra after each failed attempt. I considered having the Lap Band done back in 2010 in hopes that weight loss would improve my fertility issues due to PCOS. I never followed through with it due to financial constraints, and was never able to conceive. Fast forward to 2018 at the ripe old age of 43, I am at peace with the fact that I will never have a biological child, and I'm thankful for my wonderful stepson who is 23. Now I'm just waiting to spoil any future grandbabies, and taking steps toward Gastric Sleeve Surgery to improve my overall health and take pressure off of my painful back and joints. Currently researching surgeons in my area, and looking forward to my upcoming initial consultation!